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Rays send James Shields to the Royals for Will Myers


The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to a trade All-Star righthander James Shields and righty Wade Davis to Kansas City for highly touted outfield prospect Wil Myers and package of other players, according to many reports on Sunday night. Shields, 30, was 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA and 223 strikeouts in 227 innings. Myers, who turned 22 Monday, hit .314 with 37 homers, 109 RBIs, and 98 runs in 134 minor-league games last season. Myers was Baseball America’s minor league player of the year. The Rays will also receive righthander Jake Odorizzi, lefthander Mike Montgomery, and third baseman Patrick Leonard. Kansas City also will receive a player to be named or cash . . . The Dodgers signed South Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin to a $36 million, six-year deal. The team and Ryu had until 5 p.m. Sunday to reach an agreement or else the lefthander would have returned home and the Dodgers would have been refunded the $25.7 million fee they paid for exclusive rights to negotiate with him. Multiple sources also have the Dodgers closing in on an agreement with righthander Zack Greinke . . . Former Orioles infielder Mark Reynolds, 28, agreed to a one-year deal with the Indians worth $6 million, sources told the Baltimore Sun . . . Philadelphia officially acquired All-Star infielder Michael Young from Texas for two relief pitchers, a day after Young agreed to waive his no-trade clause.

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